Exercises to Improve Memory

Are you looking to improve mind power and memory? If so, then memory exercises can help you to improve these skills. Here are some simple exercises to improve memory.

  • Remember to pay attention: Remind yourself to remember. It may sound silly, but it works. As you set your keys on top of the kitchen counter, tell yourself to remember that this is where you put them. You can also use a visualization technique of picturing yourself setting the keys on the counter.
  • Use multiple senses: If you are trying to memorize a list, say it out loud as well. That way your brain processes the information in multiple ways and there is greater success at moving the information from the working memory to long-term memory.
  • Take on a new challenge: Give your brain the mental stimulation it is craving! Think how bored we get doing the same routine day in and day out. Your brain needs the change of a new challenge to get excited. Take a class, learn how to cook a new style of food, or learn to knit. Find something that gets you excited. Learning a foreign language can be a great memory exercise. This requires listening, writing and practicing the language, which helps your mind process the information using different areas of the brain.
  • Get out of your comfort zone: Going to a new place increases your need to pay attention to detail. If you are out of your usual routine, you have to take the time to stop and think about your next move. One additional memory exercise you can use at the end of a new journey is to create a mental picture of where you were and try to draw a map of it when you get home. This can show you how much visual attention you gave to your new surroundings.

Your brain needs stimulation and memory exercises to help fight factors that can lead to memory problems or memory loss. Challenge yourself to give your mind the tools it needs to stay ahead of the game!

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